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Liman To Direct "Victory," Pink Goes "Overnight"

By Garth Franklin Friday June 27th 2014 10:51AM
Liman To Direct "Victory," Pink Goes "Overnight"

Doug Liman ("Edge of Tomorrow," "The Bourne Identity") is attached to direct the World War II soccer-themed "Victory" at Warner Bros. Pictures and Imagine Entertainment. Gavin O'Connor is writing the script, a remake of the 1981 film of the same name.

The story follows a group of allied POWs preparing for a soccer match against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris. But amid the preparations, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.

Meanwhile, Steve Pink ("About Last Night," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2") is set to direct the family adventure "Overnight" for Disney Pictures. Ruben Fleischer was previously in discussions to direct in February, but it never progressed.

Oren Uziel wrote the script which is described as "Home Alone" in a massive toy store. The story follows an absent-minded, recently divorced father trying to save his relationship with his son - and defuse a hostage situation

Source: THR

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